One of Marvel’s greatest traits, besides from their formula for making movies, is their ability to write a score that fits perfectly with the movie they are showing and the tone of the scenes within those movies, and now we have the official composer for Thor: Ragnarok.
The composer will be none other than Mark Mothersbaugh (21 Jump Street, Last Vegas, The Lego Movie). A thread on NeoGaf noted that the composer was approach by Taika Waititi, the director of Thor: Ragnarok, and Motherbaugh had plenty of pleasant things to say about his time with Taika…
‘No clue if this has been mentioned yet, but Mark Mothersbaugh is doing the soundtrack for this. He had a lot of nice things to say about working with Taika Waititi, he (Mark) isn’t really a blockbuster movie guy, but Taika specifically reached out and sent him a bunch interesting demos and got him on board. The gist I got was it would be a mix of traditional orchestra and then synths. Mark seemed legitimately excited about what they were coming up with, so I’m optimistic this will have a better than normal soundtrack.’
Even though the tone of Mothersbaugh’s previous films have been very different than Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel has never fell flat (pun intended) when it comes to their movie scores.
Source: Heroic Hollywood